Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea
And a highway shall be there and a way, and it shall be called The Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; and for those in it there shall be someone to go with them, in such a manner that the foolish shall not err therein.
Thus hath the LORD said, Stand ye in the ways and see and ask for the old paths, where the good way is and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
2 Peter 2:21
For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
And ye believed
The baptism of John, where was it from? from heaven or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven, he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil.
And all the people that heard him and the publicans justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
Ye sent unto John, and he bore witness unto the truth.
And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there comes one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.
And, behold, a woman who had been a sinner in the city, when she knew that Jesus sat at food in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
But my people did not hearken to my voice, and Israel did not love me.
But they refused to hearken and pulled away the shoulder and stopped their ears that they should not hear.
And the Father himself, who has sent me, has borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time nor seen his appearance.
2 Timothy 2:25
that with meekness they might teach those that resist, if God peradventure will grant unto them that they might repent and know the truth,
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unfaithfulness, to depart from the living God.
and have backslidden, be renewed again by repentance, crucifying again for themselves the Son of God and putting him to an open shame.
And I have given her time to repent of her fornication, and she repented not.
If ye are willing and hearken, ye shall eat the good of the land;
But many that are first shall be last, and many of the last shall be first.
And it came to pass, that as Jesus sat at the table in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also at the table together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many and they had followed him.
And he shall turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.
Then the publicans also came to be baptized and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?